Suspect in ‘Sniper-Type’ Attack On Washington, D.C. Found

The suspect believed to have shot four people in an attack in Washington, D.C. on April 22nd, was discovered dead on that night, police stated in an interview. Raymond Spencer, 23, opened fire from his apartment or condo window on Friday afternoon after setting up a rifle and tripod in a “sniper-type setup,” according to authorities.

“This was very much a sniper-type setup,” D.C. police chief Robert Contee told reporters. “Obviously his intent was to kill and hurt members of our community.”

Authorities did not show a more particular intention for the event.

Four individuals were hurt in the shooting, consisting of a twelve-year-old lady and a previous member of the D.C., cops. All the victims are anticipated to recuperate from their injuries.

The shooting happened in the city’s Van Ness community and triggered a lockdown of a number of schools and the University of D.C. Various foreign embassies consisting of those of China, Israel, and Pakistan are likewise situated near the site of the shooting.

FOX 5 DC wrote that “witnesses at the scene who said they heard at least 100 gunshots in the area. One witness told FOX 5 she heard four separate incidents or rounds of gunfire take place.”

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said that the gunmen “took his life” in a fifth-floor apartment located in the area of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness St., NW.

The outlet added, “The U.S. Secret Service said their officers were assisting local police and said there was “no impact to Secret Service protectees.”

A photo of Spencer’s apartment or condo launched by authorities revealed that the suspect had a poster that portrays Yakub, a figure connected with the Nation of Islam. Private investigators are checking out declared social networks posts by the suspect during the time of the shooting, 3 police authorities informed the Washington Post.

In October 2002, a series of shootings called the D.C. sniper attacks left 10 individuals dead. Suspects John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were apprehended for the killings, and Malvo later on affirmed in court that Muhammad had actually prepared to obtain cash and scare cities. Muhammad was executed in November 2009, and Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.


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